LAS VEGAS - Authorities are providing information for those wishing to help the hundreds of injured victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
A gunman opened fire on an outdoor country music festival Sunday night, killing at least 58 people and injuring at least 515, officials say. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the victims. As of 9:45 a.m. more than $600,000 had been raised. Donations can be made to the GoFundMe here.
There are a number of blood drives in the Las Vegas area.
According to the Las Vegas Police Department, people wishing to donate blood in the Las Vegas area should visit the Labor Health and Welfare Clinic at 7135 W. Sahara.
KTVU reached out to the American Red Cross who stated that although they are not encouraging people outside of the immediate area to donate to this specific incident, there is a constant need for blood.
The blood needed for this incident will initially come from local blood banks, according to the American Red Cross.
Blood Centers of the Pacific echoes American Red Cross stating its sister United Blood Services blood center in Las Vegas provided blood and blood products to victims of the concert shooting, "the Las Vegas operations of United Blood Services have been able to provide the lifesaving blood needed by hospitals treating victims."
They add it's the blood on the shelf that saves lives in incidents like this. "It’s the blood on the shelf that saves lives when tragedy strikes. Blood has a shelf life, so it is important that donations are given on an ongoing basis. We understand that people want to come forward now to show their support, however, to effectively manage the blood supply for patients, we are asking donors to make appointments to give blood throughout the coming days and weeks."